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#20 Tomales Deli + Cafe


Tomales Deli + Cafe

27000 Shoreline Hwy.
Tomales, CA
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Contact: 707-878-2732

 

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Date Visited: September 18, 2019

Driving through Tomales, California, I stumbled upon Tomales Deli and Cafe. Quite the eclectic mix of colors, furniture, and signage. Walking in I was accompanied by a dozen middle schoolers hanging out after school getting ice cream and snacks. There’s another room on the side set up like a huge dining room and full of kid’s toys. I seemed to have found the happening place in this town.

I looked around, not knowing what I’d find. Smack dab behind the counter, you’ll see a sign that reads “Coffee is always a good idea.” Right next to that is a board with a wide array of coffee options. On the green wall is a massive list of food options that sound amazing. I wanted a recommendation from someone that worked here, this is when I met Carlos. I told him that it was too late in the day to have a fourth cup of coffee, but as far as the food he recommended “Nini’s Sandwich.” Full of shredded beef, mushrooms, onions, bbq sauce, swiss cheese, pickles, mayo, chipotle pesto, all in a ciabatta roll. I’m salivating just thinking about it.

A few minutes later my sandwich was ready and I grabbed a seat outside. This is where I met Eileen, a local in the area, and had a wonderful conversation with her. We talked about coffee, life, Dylan Beach, Tomales, and everything in between. She was a wonderful lady to meet and I was very jealous of the iced mocha she ordered. I told her how much I enjoyed this sandwich and she informed me that everything here is delicious.

I headed inside to let Carlos know how good it was and what I was doing traveling around. He loved the idea and thanked me for stopping in. He informed me that all the food is organic but he doesn’t put any signs up advertising that because he knows that people will be able to tell how fresh his meals are after the first bite. I liked that philosophy a lot, made sense because this place is still thriving after 15 years. If you’re heading up Route 1 along the coast, don’t blink and miss it! And in case you were wondering, that was one of my favorite meals on this adventure so far.

The bathroom was around the side of the building. Make sure you ask for the bathroom key. It was a fine bathroom, with no complaints. I’ll rank this one a 9/10.

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#3 Antigua Coffee Shop


Antigua Coffee Shop

1131 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA
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Contact: 415-683-3259

 

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Date Visited: September 8, 2019

Strolling down Taraval Street in the Sunset District of San Francisco you will find a gem called Antigua Coffee Shop. The small shop has a booth against the window, a long booth down the wall, and one little table. Full of red clay and green colored walls, an exposed cement floor, and accompanying granite countertops. Latin music played overhead tying together the ambiance. I have to say, it was clean and the baristas were very friendly. They told me that this cafe was 7 years old with strong Guatemalan roots.

Their most popular drinks are lattes, matcha, and Mexican Mocha. The mocha is made with real Mexican chocolate. With that, I had to order a latte to see what all the talk was about! Then, my stomach growled so I knew it was time to grab lunch. I went with a turkey pesto sandwich because I was starving! Normally this would have been a chicken pesto sandwich but they were out of chicken so she suggested replacing it with turkey, it tasted better in her opinion. She was right, definitely get it!

This little shop has everything you would need. Come in for some tasty pastries, good coffee, and scrumptious sandwiches! Need a place to do your homework? Great! They have wifi. Going on a date? Great! Nice and cozy. Want a smile on your face? Great! Very nice baristas. Cheers!

I hate to inform you, but there is no public restroom. A real bummer because I really enjoyed this cafe.